Dress Code

Whichever ticket you book at Chester Racecourse, we encourage our guests to embrace their inner fashionista, dress to impress and most importantly feel like the MANE attraction. (see what we did there!)  

However, there are certain dress codes for each enclosure which is why it is important to check before you arrive.  Style yourself to suit our enclosures by reading through our handy breakdown of what to wear in your areas of choice. 


PARADE & 1539 Members  

If you’re joining us in PARADE or 1539, dress for a smart occasion. 


  • A well-tailored suit/blazer 
  • Collared shirt, smart trousers and a tie 


  • A dress or skirt

Avoid revealing clothing, jeans, trainers, shorts, fancy dress, or sportswear. These are not permitted in this area.    


Hospitality Areas, Chester Members, Winning Post, Edinburgh Gin Garden and County Long Room  

Keep it formal in these areas:  


  • A well-tailored suit/blazer  
  • Smart trousers, shirt, collar and tie  


  • A smart dress 

 Avoid denim jeans of any colour, trainers, sportswear, shorts or fancy dress. These are not permitted in this area.    

Please note – If you’ve booked for Family Fun Day, guests in the Festival Village (Final Furlong Restaurant or Festival Chalets) are not required to wear a tie and jacket. All other aspects of the dress code still apply.   


County Concourse and Tattersalls Enclosure  

 If you’re joining us for the prestigious Boodles May Festival in the County Concourse, please wear:   

  • A well-tailored suit/blazer with smart trousers 
  • A collared shirt and a tie. 


  • A smart dress 

More of a smart casual approach applies for racegoers joining us in the Tattersalls enclosure, or if you’re in the County Concourse enclosure outside of the Boodles May Festival.  

Please wear:    

  • Either a polo shirt or collared shirt 
  • Smart (not ripped) jeans, trousers or chinos 


  • A smart dress 

Trainers, shorts, tracksuits, t-shirts, sportswear, and fancy dress are not permitted in the County Concourse or Tattersalls enclosures.   


The Roodee  

The Roodee is more of a relaxed environment, though don’t let that stop you dressing up for a grand day out!  

All that we ask here is that you avoid wearing offensive clothing or offensive fancy dress, as these are not permitted.  We do still encourage racegoers to take into consideration the weather – wellies might be needed on some racedays, but not if we keep doing our rain dances!   

If you wish to upgrade your ticket to a Tattersalls ticket on the day, please make sure you take note of the dress code for this enclosure.   



View our Style Guide in partnership with Cheshire Oaks here

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